This Edward Vom Hofe reel is named after Colonel Lewis S. Thompson, inventor of the patent method of salmon fishing. This method was developed on the Restigouche River during the 1920s and consisted of a slack-line, drag-free presentation of large hair flies that were fished either floating or sinking.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
Gift of Frederic A. Sharf
Yearc. 1925Accession No.1986.028.118Made byEdward Vom Hofe